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in the 1984 san francisco kidnapping of kevin collins. >> this is scary, we are terrified. >> the girl was last seen going to school. she was on school and when she did to get home when she did not home >> we take numerous leads. it brings the realism back. >> we want to make sure that we do with thorough job >> they are trying to place to gather how this happened. in fairfield, kron 4 news. >> east of interstate-80. this is just across the street from the elementary school. just how close. this is off of highway 12. >> only on kron 4. this is the kidnapping of kevin collons..this is a photograph of dan therrian. who went by the name of "kelly." this is his california drivers license photograph from march 2003. therrien lived at the home that police searched on tuesday, looking for clues in kevin collins disappearance. his one time haight- ashbury residence on masonic, is across the street from saint agnes - where collins attended basketball practice before vanishing in 1984. one of therrien's former landlords tells us. he wore shoulder length, blond hair - similar to description of th
in the disappearance. of kevin collins in 19-84. kron 4's grant lodes explains what we have learned so far. dan therrien - has a history of kidnapping and sexual assault involving children. in 1981, therrien was arrested in the fisherman's wharf area for kidnapping and lewd acts on a child. he was bailed out, then did not show up for his court date. that outstanding warrant, and pleaded giulty to felony lewd acts on a child. probation. wanted in canada for a 1973 incident. sexually assaulted 2 children. therrien was initially arrested and charged. fled canada. and 19-56 stewart. wayne jackson. contact them. if they ever of these names. san francisco's police chief greg suhr says the kevin haunted both him and his department. spoke with kron-4's terisa estacio about the latest at a news conference just hours ago, police revealed why therrien refered to by authorities as jackson - an alias is the primary disappearance. >> you can imagine what our initial response was. a bit of a pause. disappearance. they did provide her with this information. >> reporter: terisa estacio, kron 4. >> at a news c
of 10 year old kevin collins. just hours ago -- we obtained a photograph of the man, whose identity was *first uncovered right here on kron 4. >> but first tonight -- developing news out of fairfield at this hour. a young teenaged girl is found murdered in a park. i''m pam moore -- right now. kron 4's charles clifford is live at the scene --- charles what do we know? >> reporter: we found that the teenager was found deceased earlier this morning. crime scene investigators have been here all morning trying to find out what happened. according to the fairfield police department, around 6:45 friday morning, an officer was performing a security check here near allan witt park, when he was flagged down by someone who reported seeing a possible dead body. >> he responded and said the there was a young white skinned female deceased in a parking lot. >> reporter: he responded over and found a young light skined femle deceased near the parking lot. so far, very little is know about the woman. she's described as being in her teens and investigators are trying to figure out who she is. police
speak to kevin collins mother and sister says police officially named a person of interest in his disappearance nearly 30 years ago. the disturbing details please share today about a man who they say it may be involved. good evening everyone. >> i am julie and her san francisco police say man with a history of kidnapping and molesting children is a person of interest in the kevin collins kidnapping case and he was questioned about the disappearance of 10 -year-old kevin collins 1984 and investigators say they recently discovered the same man has been arrested in san francisco two years earlier under the name, wayne jackson and spent six months in jail for felony lewd acts on a child. basso learned he was on the run from police in canada and under another name. >> he was wanted in canada under the name of raymond williams stuart for 1973 incident when he kidnapped and sexually assaulted two juveniles. >> he died in san francisco 2008 of natural causes. last week investigators dug up the home in the garage where he lived in 1984 and they say small bone fragments found there appear t
story. the recently released details about the suspect in the kevin collins kidnapping. more on his criminal past. why police think he is connected.and. new at 8. about how police are handling the case. i'm pam moore. >> tonight at eight.more on our developing story. as a cold case heats up. san francisco police release new details and pictures of the prime suspect in the 19- 84 disappearance of 10-year- old kevin collins. investigators are making a plea to the public for information about dan therrien. the man kron 4 first identified as a suspect in the kidnapping. he's the man who at one time. lived in a house just a block away from where collins was last seen. and police are sharing some about his history. grant lodes begins our team coverage with what we've learned so far. grant? >> reporter: dan therrien - has a history of kidnapping and sexual assault involving children. in 1981, therrien was arrested in the fisherman's wharf area for kidnapping and lewd acts on a child. he was bailed out, then did not show up for his court date. in 1982, he was arrested on that outstanding w
head lines on the kevin collins case. >> san francisco police are asking for the public's help in finding additional information about the man than a therrien, the man kron for firms identified as su4 disappearance of kevin collins. >> he has a history of kidnapping and sexual assault involving children. in 1981 he was arrested in the fisherman's wharf area for kidnapping a lonnd lewd acts are a child. he was bailed out, then was a no show at his court date. >> in 1982 he was arrested on that outstanding war, then pleaded guilty to felony lewd acts on a child. he was sentenced to six months in jail and three years' probation. >> therrien was also wanted in canada for a crime in 1973. >> police say he kidnapped and sexually assaulted two children. >> he was arrested and charged, but once he was released, he fled canada. >> police say he was never caught because, in part, used so many different names. >> san francisco police chief great suhr says the kevin collins case as long haunted him and his department. he says he remembers when collins went missing. he was relatively new on
. only on kron 4. new details about the suspect in the 1984 san francisco disappearance of kevin collins. we have exclusively uncovered the man's picture. and details on his background. >> this city park it does have a lot of weird people. you have to keep your eye on your children. oh >> reporter: though there is suspicious activity finding a body is not normal. in fairfield, alecia reed, kron 4. >> pam: only on kron 4, new details about the suspect in the 1984 san francisco disappearance the kevin collins. we have a exclusively uncovered demands picture and details of his background. this is a 2003 california drivers license photograph of dan therrian. he went by the name of "kelly." therrien once lived at the home that police searched on tuesday. as they looking for clues in kevin collins disappearance. his one time haight - ashbury home on masonic avenue. is across the street from saint agnes - where collins attended basketball practice before vanishing in 1984. therrien died in 2008. of a heart attack. at the age of 51. that means he was 28. when kevin vanished. tonight, kron-4's te
newsroom. san francisco police release new information on the suspect in the kevin collins kidnapping. dan therrien. we'll tell you about the crimes he committed involving children. his other identities. why police are asking for the publics help. and much more on this developing story. all next developing right now -- a major break in the kidnapping of 10-year-old initially arrested and charged but then he fled to canada and it police say he was never caught because the use so many different names. >> reporter: the san francisco police chief judge said the case still haunts the san francisco police department. i was there last week when day the issued the search warrant on the side avenue where he used to live, and today we found out why they did that. this is just wrapping up moments ago but the investigator told us that dan sarah not only told us kevin collins was last seen with him but he lived where he disappeared. committed other crimes against children. they're just revealing now his charges in canada of policchildren violence. there ws no physical evidence linking h
information on the suspect in the kevin collins kidnapping case. his name. where he lived. and whether he has a criminal past. next. plus, right now, rescuers searching the rubble. after an explosion in a mexico city skyscraper killed more than a dozen people, and trapped even more. developing tonight at eight. right now. rescuers in mexico city are searching for survivors. trapped in debris after a deadly explosion at the headquarters of mexico's state- owned oil company. this video just came into our newsroom. at least 14-people have been killed in the blast. and as many as 80-others were hurt. the blast damaged at least three floors of the building. the explosion actually occured in the basement of a building next door. the cause is still being investigated. new details in the kevin collins kidnapping case. kron-4 has uncovered the identity of the primary suspect. in the 19-84 san francisco abduction. grant lodes is following developments in the case. grant. >> reporter: the prime suspect name is dan therrien.who had at least three san fransico addresses. we also ran a background check on
is a case that has haunted san francisco police for nearly 30 years. what happened top kevin collins? kpix 5 reporter joe vazquez tells us that this man may have taken the secret to his grave. >> reporter: in 1984, police were investigating the most high-profile missing child case in a generation. it turns out a neighbor of kevin collins had a sordid past. wayne jackson had a record that involved child molestation. he also had a black dog, just like the man kevin was last seen talking to. >> this case is a case that haunts the san francisco police department. >> reporter: now, 29 years later, police chief greg suhr is revealing for the first time that jackson is a person of interest in the case. but why wasn't he arrested back then? >> he was detained. he was interviewed. he allowed a consent search of the same house we just did a search warrant on. a photo spread was shown to the two witnesses that described the suspect. they weren't able to pick him out of the photo spread. >> they knew enough about his past. they dropped the ball on this
with dan and cheryl. >> disappearance of kevin collins and why police issued a plea for information bay person suspected in a 30-year-old kidnapping. >> also, nearly a dozen people hurt on san francisco most-popular cable car lines. what caused the car to suddenly stop wout warning. >> a call for help in the kevin collins missing child case, police hoping someone will come forward with information about this man seen in two photos. he may have been last person to see the 10-year-old before he disappeared nearly 30 years ago. police want help. good evening, i'm dan ashley. >> i'm cheryl jennings. police say the person of interest in the case had several aliases and an extensive criminal record. vick he was the first reporter at the search scene and led the coverage on this story. let's start with test results. >> the chief theld news conference to ask for help in solving this case. that is why he's hoped to jog people's memories. also released information about the past that helped convince investigators that this man may be responsible for the disappearance of a little boy. the person o
. >> kevin collins disappeared almost 29 years ago. he was last seen at a bus stop in san francisco. abc7 news reporter is here with what this new information means to the investigation. sergio? >> abc7 news has learned the main person of interest in the disappearance of 10-year-old kevin collins had a wrap sheet and it included kidnapping. abc news was the first on the scene when police took jackhammers into this home. our source tells us that is where dan therion lived. he also went by the name of kelly. he was questioned by police six days after kevin collins disappeared. investigators never searched his backyard or basement at the time. cold case investigators returned to the home this week and tore up the basement floor looking for evidence that might link him to the young boy. the home is right across the street from kevin's old school. our sources say therion had a dog. earlier this week the lead investigator in this cold case told abc7 reporter vic lee a key detail of what two witnesses saw way back in 1984 jie. we had another uh dolt -- another adult witness saying they saw kevin
to this investigation. >> kevin collins disappeared almost 29 years ago. he was last seen at a bus stop in san francisco. abc7 news reporter is here with what this new information means to the investigation. sergio? >> abc7 news has learned the main person of interest in the disappearance of 1 collins kevin collins had a wrap sheet and it included kidnapping. abc news was the first on the scene when police took jackhammers into this home. our source tells us that is where dan t he also wented. he also went by the name of kelly. he was questioned by police six days after kevin collins disappeared. investigators never searched his backyard or basement at the time. cold case investigators returned to the home this week and tore up the basement floor looking for evidence that might link him to the young boy. the home is right across the street from kevin's old school. our sources say therion had a dog. earlier this week the lead investigator in this cold case told abc7 reporter vic lee a key detail of what two witnesses saw way back in 1984 jie. wenother uh dolt -- another adult witness saying they saw kevi
about the kevin collins case. >>> and the big change in mail delivery to be announced by the postal service today. . >>> good morning, thank you for joining us, it is 530, steve are we going to see a little rain? >> some patchy fog is starting to form but this is more inland fog than coastal fog which is what we had yesterday. we have 50s to near 60s here is sal. >>> traffic is moving along relatively well and it's moving well along the willow pass grade and also moving well on san mateo bridge, let's go back to the desk. >>> we are getting breaking news in the south bay. a san jose man may have been stabbed overnight by his roommate. he went to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries and police have at least one person in custody. alex savage will be there with a live report. >>> the u.s. postal service is making an announcement, no more saturday mail delivery. they have scheduled a conference aimed at a plan to save $2 billion a year and the u.s. postal service will no longer deliver mail on saturday but it will continue to deliver packages on saturdays. >>> they are holdi
francisco police about the case of 10-year-old kevin collins, who disappeared nearly 30 years ago. >> rain on the way. doesn't look like it in this picture, though. lots of blue sky there. ktvu meteorologist mark tamayo will tell us when. >> reporter: we are live at the 18th hole at pebble beach, where the stars have come out for the at&t golf pro-am. we'll show you some of the fun just getting started and why the tournament is so special for the celebrities. [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents are awesome. but when i cook up some beef, ketchup, relish and cheese, cover it with crescent dough and pow! cheeseburger crescent casserole. double awesome. pillsbury crescents. let the making begin. here's a better idea. pillsbury grands! flaky layers biscuits in just 15 minutes the light delicate layers add a layer of warmth to your next dinner. pillsbury grands biscuits let the making begin. . >>> in just a few hours, we're expecting san francisco police to reveal new details in the kevin collins case. he's the 10-year-old boy who vanished nearly 30 years ago. last night, ktvu news took exc
. one of kevin collins brothers. speaks out about the recent developments in the case. police say, this man, dan therrien is a suspect in kevin's disappearance. tonight, kron four's terisa estacio sat down with stephen collins - who shared his feelings about the new information, and what he says his family might do. if they do finally find his brother's remains. >> reporter: for stephen collins. dealing with the latest developments in his brother's case - has been an emotional roller coaster. >> at first digging, can't commit, then the findings. it is hard not to imagine what happened. steven was 15 years old when kevin disappeared. he says it is difficult to deal with the fact, he worked at the kevin collins foundation, located so close to where this man dan therrian who has been identified as a person of interest lived. but steven says he is not upset at police, he realizes tools availble now where not around back then. he also says, finding kevin's remains would bring such closure to himself, his siblings and mother. he really hopes it happens for everyone's sake. terisa estaci
of interest in kevin collin's disappearance. >> it's been dry for the entire month, but there are some showers on the way. a parole violator gave poli the slip tonight. get this: he was cuffed, but still mad to comandeer a police van a drive away. k-p-i-x 5's kiet do shows us how. k >>> a parole violator gave police the slip tonight of the he was handcuffed but still managed to comdeer a police van -- xhan deer a xhan deer a >> reporter: this is called double cuffing. ironically, the officers were trying to help this guy out when he took advantage of them. anthony sanchez is a husky guy. 5'8", 275 pounds. he had violated his parole on a drug violation. so police came to his resident to arrest him. they double-cuffed sanchez because he couldn't get his arms close enough together. they then put the 32 yield in the back of a mini-van and dropped some papers on the ground. >> it literally took a couple second, and the suspect clipped his cuffs, was able to slide into the driver's seat and flee the scene. >> reporter: a tenant had just left and the apartment gate stayed open just long enough. offic
of kevin cool. abc7 news has learned the name of a key figure in this case and why police are hoping it will bring an end to this long investigation. ten-year-old kevin collins disappeared almost 29 years ago, last seen at a bus stop in san francisco. abc7 news reporter said the main person of interest in the disappearance had a rap sheet that included kidnapping. >> abc7 news was the first on scene tuesday when police took jackhammers into this home on masonic avenue. that's where dan therrion lived. he also went by the name kelly. he was questioned six days after kevin collins disappeared. they went to question him six days after kevin disappeared. but they went back this year and tore up the floor that might link him to the boy. home is right away cross the street from kevin's old school. therrion he had a dog. lead investigator told abc7 vic lee a key detail of what two witnesses saw way back in 1984. >> we had another adult witness telling that they saw kevin in front of 1106, 1108 masonic. there was a white man there again in his 20s or 30s and had a big great dane black dog. >
of the most high profile missing child cases, the 1994 disappearance of 10-year-old kevin collins. 1984, excuse me. today police release ed stunnin new details about a man that's dead they're calling a person of interest. nbc bay area's arturo santiago joins us with the new information on this cold case. arturo? >> reporter: raj, investigators do now have a new person of interest in the case of kevin collins who disappeared in 1984. the problem is this person of interest has been dead for more than five years. >> ai appreciate the fact we're still working on this. >> reporter: police are referring to this new person of interest as wayne jackson. although he's used a total of five different aliases and in 2008 he died of natural causes under the name of dan therrien. >> this case is a case that haunts the san francisco police department and the city of san francisco and has pretty much throughout the entire career of everybody that's standing here. >> reporter: new members of the cold case unit had recently been reviewing the case and while reviewing notes on an old interview with jackso
. >> also developing news in the investigation into the 1984 disappearance of kevin collins. police are holding a news conference this afternoon that couldst on this man, a "person of interest" who died five years ago. the boy disappeared on the way home from basketball practice in february of 1984. he was seen half a block from the school on a bus, and the person person lived in the area at the time and his home was searched but police found nothing. last week as we first reported, police returned with cadaver dogs and digging equipment and found small bone fragments that have been sent to a laboratory for analysis. our news reporter will have were more in the next half hour. >> fairfield police will provide an update into the investigation of the murder of a 13-year-old. they identified the body of the 13-year-old teen who has been found and released this surveillance video of the girl in fairfield on thursday afternoon at corner of grand circle, four miles great the park where her naked body was discovered at sunrise on friday morning. no word of any arrests in the case so far. >
in the investigation into the 1984 disappearance of kevin collins. san francisco police are holding a news conference this afternoon that could center on this man, dan kelly, a "person of interest" in the case who died five years ago. the boy was seen leaving school in the haight-ashbury in february of 1984. he was ten. the suspect lived across the street from the school. at the time the police searched his home but did not find anything. last week, as we first reported police returned with dogs and found small bone fragments in the basement which have been sent to a laboratory for analysis. our reporter will have more on the case in a live report in the next half hour. >> police are planning a news conference today in fairfield over the investigation of a murder of a 13-year-old girl. they have identified the body of the teen last week. the 13-year-old showed this surveillance video in fairfield on thursday afternoon at corner of grand circle four miles from the park where her naked body was discovered on friday morning. in word of any arrests in the case so far. her cousin is planning a vigil at th
no idea who they are.no. they have no io they are. >> new details this morning in the kevin collins case. san francisco police are asking for your help in finding additional information about this man. then therrien, the man kron 4 first identified as a suspect in the 1984 disappearance of kevin collins. therrien has a history of kidnapping and sexual assault involving children. in 1981 he was arrested in a fisherman's area for kidnapping and lewd acts on a child. he bailed out, then he was a no show at his court date. in 1982 he was arrested on that outstanding warrant, then he pleaded guilty to felony lou tax on a child. he was sentenced to six months in jail and three years' probation. >> therrien was also wanted in canada for a crime in 1973. police said they he kidnapped and sexually assaulting two children. if he was arrested and charged, but once he was released, he fled canada. if police say he was never caught because, in part, he used so many different names. >> send francisco's chief grewg suhr says that kevin collins case has long haunted him and his department. he says th
francisco to protest what they called a case of police brutality. >> justice for kevin clark. >> the protest was sparked by this viral video. it shows an encounter between kevin clark and two san francisco police officers at 24th and mission two weeks ago. police say the officers acted appropriate to apprehend clark. >> i think from what i have seen on the video and the staff that has seen it think it's not unreasonable what officers did. >> well. i can't. >> reporter: clark faces two counts of resisting arrest. protestors called for the charges to be dropped. they also criticized the department for failing to punish the officers involved. >>> tonight a candle light vigil will be held in fairfield to remember the life of janell conway allen. the teenager's naked body was found. tonight's vigil begins at 6:20 tonight at allen park. >>> meanwhile detectives in sonoma county say they are following several strong leads in tuesday's triple homicide. three men were found shot to death inside a in forestville. investigators link the killings to a botched marijuana deal. one of the men killed grew u
never searched his backyard or basement when he was questioned six days after kevin disappeared. but they went back this year and tore up the floor that might link him to the boy. home is right away cross the street from kevin's old school. he had a dog. lead investigator told abc7 vic lee a key detail of what two witnesses saw way back in 1984. >> we had another adult witness telling that they saw kevin in front of 1106, 1108 masonic. there was a white man there again in his 20s or 30s and had a big great dane black dog. >> during this week's search, cadaver dogs located bones in the police of that home. they say the bones could be from an animal but they went him to a crime lab just to make sure. the man they are focusing on, dan therrion, died five years ago in 2008. >>> new this morning, oakland police are investigating a shooting that killed one person and wounded another. it happened near the oakland art walk last night just before 11:00. one person was found dead at the scene. the second rushed to the hospital. police say no arrests have been made. >>> neighbors in fairfi
almost 30 years ago, we will tell you what he has learned about the kevin collins case. >>> live in oakland where news of the postal service has affected the bay area. we will talk to residence and see how this is affecting their lives coming up. >>> we are getting a little bit of slow traffic in some of the key areas. drive times are up and we will update you straight ahead. mom, i invited justin over for lunch. good. no, not good. he's a vegetarian and he's going to be here in 20 minutes! [ mom ] don't stress. we can figure this out. ♪ [ male announcer ] get the speed to make a great first impression. call today to get u-verse high speed internet for as little as $14.95 a month for 12 months with a one-year price guarantee. this is delicious. ♪ [ male announcer ] save the day in an instant. at&t. ♪ . >>> good morning, some patchy low clouds, colder, we will end up with sunshine and mainly in the upper 5 ross. >>> here -- 50s. here is a quick look at some of the top stories, police are investigating a stabbing that happened in south san jose. the victim was reportedly atta
about the man considered the prime suspect in the 19-84 disappearance of 10-year-old kevin collins. and a look at the work being done to get the new eastern span of the bay bridge open to commuters by labor day. >> jacqueline: this live look outside the golden gate bridge. reduced visibility are around a number of places. the fog could be an issue. . well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for 1 year when you bundle tv and internet. rethink possible. >> pam: now for a look at our top stories at eight- thirty. we are getting our first look at a 13-year old girl found dead in a fairfield park. family members tell us, genelle conway was found strangled friday morning. a day after she was reported missing from nearby suisun city. investigators have not rele
the key suspect in the disappearance of this boy, 10-year-old kevin collins. kevin was last seen leaving his school in april 1984. therion lived uh -- across the street from the school kevin attended. at the time police searched the home and found nothing. last week as abc7 news last reported, police returned with cadaver dogs to search his basement and backyard. they found small bone fragments that have been sent to a lab for analysis. police tell us they will hold a news conference tomorrow afternoon. abc7 news will be there, and we will bring you all of the latest developments. >>> also new at 11:00, an abc news source says lance armstrong is being investigated by federal authorities. it is part of a criminal investigation. the source says they are looking into charges of obstruction, witness tampering and intimidation by armstrong. his fellow cyclists have said armstrong coerced them into using performance enhancing drugs. armstrong was cleared of charges in southern california and today the same attorney reiterated that armstrong would not be charged. but an abc news source says the
. they recently called him the key suspect in the disappearance of this boy, 10-year-old kevin collins. kevin was last seen leaving his school in april 1984. therion lived uh -- across the street from the school kevin attended. at the time police searched the home and found nothing. last week as abc7 news last reported, police returned with cadaver dogs to search his basement and backyard. they found small bone fragments that have been sent to a lab for analysis. police tell us they will hold a news conference tomorrow afternoon. abc7 news will be there, and we will bring you all of the latest developments. >>> also new at an a an abc news source says lance armstrong is being investigated by federal authorities. it is part of a criminal investigation. the source says they are looking into charges of obstruction, witness tampering and intimidation by armstrong. his fellow cyclists have said armstrong coerced them into using performance enhancing drugs. armstrong was cleared of charges in southern california and today the same attorney reiterated that armstrong would not be charged. but an abc
in the kevin collins case. what his former employers had to say. when the kron four morning news continues. your forecast, when we continue. >> taking a look at the stock market this morning. futures trading shows all three indexes in the positive this morning. that's after stocks turn in their worst performance of the year so far yesterday. after posting strong gains for the month of january. on wall street. the dow lost 129-points. to fall below 14-thousand. falling technology stocks cost the nasdaq 47-points. and the s-and-p-500 lost 17-points to fall below 15- hundred. we'll track the numbers as the opening bell rings at 6:30 this morning. >> let us check your forecast. >> good morning. low cloud coverage but it is not as bad as a yesterday. temperatures on the mild side. 40's and 50's. 47 in downtown san francisco. taking a look at the time being. widespread fog and a cloud coverage. this is a pattern that we typically see for the summer months. as we go for the afternoon it will start to burn off. a mixture of sun and clouds mainly along the coast. plenty of upper 50s. fremont, 56 de
evidence if a 1984 disappearance of kevin collins, investigators have released these two to toes of the man identified at wayne jackson but he used a number of fake names including dan therrien the name he was using when he died in 1988. jackson had a history of child molestation including the sexual assault of two kids in canada. he got out of prison in 1984, the same year that kevin collins was abducted at age ten. he lived a block away from where collins disappeared. >> the individual with five names that now we know had a history of molesting young boys, he should haven a much stronger suspect. authorities dug up the garage on masonic and found what appears to be animal bones that are tested in analyzed. >> fairfield police are asking for your help in the killer of a 13-year-old, the guardian also reported her missing last thursday evening. the girl's naked body was found friday morning at the park. investigators say an autopsy confirmed she was killed. they will not say how. police are also not releasing any information of possible suspects or suspicious vehicles. a surveillance video
ever to closing the kevin collins case. tonight they have named a person of interest in the decades old disappearance of the 10-year-old boy. kpix 5 reporter phil matier tells us investigators suspected him from the start. >> reporter: but he proved to be a very elusive character even though his history would have put him in the spotlight from the beginning. >> reporter: at the time he was known as wayne jackson but the man in the spotlight now for the abduction of kevin collins 30 years ago went by many names before dying of natural causes in the sunset in san francisco in 2008. >> this case is a case that haunts the san rancisco police department and the city and has pretty much throughout the entire careers of everybody that's standing here. >> reporter: a fresh look at the crime by the cold case unit let to the searched of his old haight district home last week where jackson and his roommate lived just blocks away from where 10-year-old kevin collins disappeared on the way home from basketball practice in 1984. jackson was a suspect in part bec
in the 1984 san francisco kidnapping of kevin collins. dan therrian, who went by the name of 'kelly' lived in the haight ashbury home police searched earlier this week. they were looking for clues into collins disappearance. this is a 2003 drivers license picture of therrian. he died back in 2008. therrian's masonic avenue home is located right across the street from kevin's school. kron fours' terisa estacio talked with collins mother about this newest information. ann collins remembers some of these distinctive details with this man that matched the description. in the past, credible witnesses in the past saying that he was last seen with a man with a black dog. this man, who went by the name " kelly ". also had a dog. they do not remember police identified him by name but just focused a suspect of a neighbor that lived near the bus stop. and as far as why now? they are digging up the ground where he used to live at whashe.. as for fisheries and we have spoken to the new inspectors-she has spoken to her theories about the disappearance to the new inspector. she spoke to the new inspector
will be holding a news conference and tell us new details in the kevin collins case. pam pam cook's in the newsroom. you have new information and video? >> yes. kevin collins is the 10-year- old boy who vanished nearly 30 years. last night, we took pictures of police leaving the concord apartment where kevin collins' mother lives. investigators say they showed pictures to kevin's mother, his sisters and brother of the lead suspect in the case. now, he's dan ther leon who die -- dan therrien who died. they also showed the family what he looked like at the time back in 1984. >> we started to open this case in the cold case unit saturday year' and we thought dash several years and we -- cold case unit several years ago and we thought we would take another look at it. >> two witnesses say they saw kevin talking with a man with a big black dog before he disappeared. an investigator told ktvu that therrien fit that description and had a black dog. he was interviewed by police just five days after kevin disappeared. he also lived a few feet from the bus stop on masonic avenue where kevin
learned tonight that the main person of interest in the dispersons of 10-year-old kevin collins nearly 3 decades ago had a rap sheet including kidnapping. source was knowledge of the investigation tell us that this the is one of the reasons police are focusing now on dan farren would died several years ago. police on tuesday took jack ham intera home on masonic street where he used to live an investigator up the basement floor looking for evidence to link him to the young boy. home is right across the street from kevin's old school. our sources say farren had a dog that is important because 2 witness told police they saw last saw kevin talking to a man with a large dog. one even saw them together in front of farren house. during this week search cadaver dog located bones if the basement there are of the home. police believe they are animal bones not human. but they have sent them to the crime lab just to be sure. >> now in the east bay this is video from you tube of home being broken into last we can car pull up. 2 women knock on the door nobody answers 2 men walk up. one smashe
as we bring the kevin collins case. >>this just in to the kron 4 news room kron 4 has just learned that there could be a link with a unsolved cases in an adjacent city. developing tonight -- girl found strangled in a fairfield park. kron4 has just learned, investigators in a nearby city are looking into a possible link with one of their unsolved cases. >>reporter: fairly one year ago, just 50 mi. away from fairfield. and let me show you this is near rosemont. hey body of a 13 year-old was discovered in a park. in this case, it was rosemont parka purif she di of a cross mh to the head, and is this the action. and a blunt trauma to the head. and asphyxiation. >>pam: power shore are they that these are related? >>reporter: they are not -- that shore. both of these were found begu >>pam: dan, thank you. right now, two gunmen are on the loose. they broke into a home in vallejo this morning -- then, opened fire on the people who lived there. kron4's will tran reports from the scene. >>reporter: the adult male at the house came down the stairs and ran across the two suspects. he was shot
-year-old kevin collins from the haight-ashbury neighborhood. police searched a him on masonic avenue last week as we first reported, finding bone fragments in the basement and sent them to a laboratory for analysis. the announcement could center on this man, known as dan kelly. he was a "person of interest" in the case but he died five years ago. >> these bay area hospitals face fines for putting patient's health at risk not following procedures in an emergency situation. st. mary's medical center from in san francisco did not follow surgical and medical procedures. they have reviewed the incidents and say patient care and safety are top priority. and staff at the medical center left a foreign object in a patient after surgery. the medical center has yet to return our call for comment. the hospitals can appeal. >> the postal service today delivered news that customers have been warned was coming, dropping the bulk of saturday deliveries driven by worsening financial bleeding. eric thomas joins us on that story. >> the postal service hopes to save $2 billion a year by stopping delivery of lette
a little nba for our play of the day. russell westbrook is going to find kevin durant with a no look beautiful bounce pass to kevin martin, you know what he is going to do with it, he dunks. thunder beat the mavs by 21. our play of the day. >> it appears gangnam style is still popular among professional golfers. james hahn stole the show by busting it out -- is that part of it? i'm not sure. >> no. >> this is after he sunk a birdie putt on the phoenix open. >> he is a rookie 31 and will be at the at&t later this week. he had to practice it. >> i like that. good hip moves. >> he has done this before. >> he has. he practiced it front of a mirror several times. look at him go. >> you're heading down to at&t later this week, right? >> to watch a little golf. >> amazing. >>> it is 5:24. bay area traffic now as bad as l.a.? how much time drivers are wasting stuck behind the wheel. >> and a dramatic ending to a week-long standoff. how the fbi was finally able to rescue a 5-year-old boy from alabama. >> and i'm live in pittsburg this morning where po
information on the prime suspect. in the kidnapping of kevin collins. the san francisco abduction made national headlines in 19-84. just hours ago, kron4's maureen kelly spoke the man's former employer. >> reporter: dan therrien.who you see in the dmv photo.which kron4 first brought to light last week.was better known as kelly to the people at this south san francisco custom furnishing business. his longtime partner.jack chow.which you see here.worked there for close to eight years.and therrien did some contract painting work for them occasionally. the owner of the business.who didn't want to go on camera was shocked to hear that the home the couple shared in the 80's had been searched last week by cadaver dogs and sfpd cold case investigators in connection to the kevin collins disappearance. she says that the man she knew was very nice and friendly.and that therrien and chow were very much in love.a happy couple who did everything together.having been partners more than 30 years. she said therrien worked from the sunset district home that he and chow moved to in 1997. that's where the
they saw kevin in front of 1106, 1108masonic. there was a man there in his 20s or 30s and he had a big great dane black dog. >> touring this week's search, cadaver dogs located bones in the basement floor of that home. >> now police say those bones may be from an animal and they sent them to a crime lab for analysis just to make sure. according to a public record search the man police are focusing on died five years ago in 2008. carolyn, back to you. >> sergio queen -- quintana reporting ?ie. there -- >>> there waste a discovery at a popular park. a teenage girl as body was found and it is unclear what caused her death. alan wang joins us now live from fairfield. >> carolyn, police know the girl's name, but they are not releasing it because they are trying to contact her family. the mystery around this murder is already attracting people here. word of the young teenage girl found in this park brought lidia and her family here tonight. >> we have kids of our own, so just to think about what this poor girl might have gone through. >> police say the girl in her early teens was repor
to your destination. >> new details about the promise of prime suspect in the kevin collins kidnapping. the salmon's as go of the auction made national headlines in 1984. dan therrien the web by the nickname kelly said the last few years of his life crippled with arthritis. if former employer told kron4 that she is surprised that he is a suspect in a decade old mystery. she's as you are from hong, occasionally plaza pa,, occasionally painted custom home furnishing and fix old cars. he also had a long time carter named jack out.partner name jack chow. they weren't together for more than 30 years and he is not believed to be a suspect in the collins case. chow was so distraught over the death of his partner in 2008 he picked up and moved to canada. officials say a five-year old boy has a safely freed after officers stormed an underground bunker in alabama and shot his 65 year old armed captors to death. agents arrested a child yesterday from the gunman who they say was becoming increasingly agitated. the government has identified it as jimmy lee dykes. authorities say he took the child f
say they have new information in the kevin collins cold case and plan to release that information at 2:30 this afternoon. you'll remember collins was last seen leaving his school in the haight-ashbury neighborhood in february of 1984. he was 10 years old at the time. of course we'll be at today's police briefing and have the very latest on nbc bay area news at 5:00. >>> palo alto police this morning still looking for a man who tried to grab an 11-year-old girl. they say the man looks like this, and he attempted to grab that girl on monday as she rode past him on her bike. that girl did tell police she was on emerson street when that man attempted to grab her. the good news is she was able to get away and she got home safely. >> sweeping changes that will affect your mail. today the postmaster general announcing that starting in august the post office plans to stop delivering mail on saturdays. nbc bay area's bob redell is live at the post office in downtown san jose with reaction from today's decision. this is interesting. bob, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, marla. yes
at dan therrien. he is a suspect in the 1984 disappearance of kevin collins. he has a history of kidnapping and sexually assaulting involving children. a 1981 he was arrested and the fisherman's wharf area for kidnapping and lewd acts on the child. he bailed out, then was a no show at his court date. in 1982 he was arrested at that on that outstanding warrant, then pleaded guilty to felony lewd acts on a child. he was sentenced to six months in jail and three years' probation. he was also wanted in canada for crime in 1973. police say he kidnapped and sexually assault the two children. dan therrien was arrested and charged but once he was released he fled to canadacanad. police say was never caught because, in part, he is so many different names. >> fairfield police say they are now working with the fbi and search for the killer of 13 year old girl whose body was found in the park last week. authorities are currently analyzing surveillance video from the area where 13 year-old murder victim genelle conway-allen was last seen. they did release his picture taken last thursday af
! >>> david letterman is next with kevin spacey. >> a huge weekend. go 49ers! super bowl right here at 3:30. we leave you with the sights and sounds of the french quarter. ( band playing "late show" theme ) heart of broadway broadcasting across the nation and around the world it's the "late show" with david letterman. tonight... plus paul shaffer and the cbs orchestra. i'm alan kalter. captioning sponsored by worldwide pants and cbs and now confirmed after further review, david letterman! ( band playing "late show" theme ) ( cheers and applause ) >> dave: yeah! yeah yeah yeah yeah! how you doing? thank you very much. thank you so much. how you doing? nice to see you, everybody. welcome to the "late show." let me tell you about our weekend super bowl special. 50% off a head
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industry reform. >> my 2 and a half-year-old son kevin contracted e.coli and went from being perfectly healthy to being dead in 12 da days. >>reporter: her story and craw said became part of the 2009 oscar nominated documentary food inc. part of the campaign to get the federal government to label mechanically tenderize meat. >> as consumer i have a right to know what i am putting into my body and what i am putting into my children body and all i'm asking for is for them to label it. i can't imagine that the label is going to cost that much more. >>reporter: the debate over label gained attention this fall when the canadian government recalled millions of pounds of beef product including naturally had mechanically tend rise from canadian processor xl food. 18 illness traced back to the plant. 2 and half million pounds of xl food beef imported to the thaus quickly taken off shelves. >> i'm a mother i have 2 small children. and i'm confident in the safety of the meat supply in the country. >>reporter: meat industry representative and cal polly professor says there is a risk for co
, not pretty. 140-109. the warriors' winning streak over. next up a tougher opponent, kevin durant and oklahoma. but it is the warriors' three- pointers or one of them that makes our play of the day. first half winding down, steph curry with the ball, here we go, and what's he going to do? >> he is going to launch it. >> he is going to launch it! half court and it's good. but that was the lone highlight from curry. he finished with 7 on a three for 12 shooting night but the midcourt 3 is good for the play of the day. >> i always like those half court shots. they are so cool. >>> 6:25 right now. coming up a bay area landmark's shady past. how police say it's tied to a stalker's twisted plot. >> the postal service says it's making some cutbacks. we'll tell you why the agency says it had no choice. >> and a murder mystery up in wine country. three people found dead and the killer is still out there. what police are ruling out this morning coming your way. es day. save up to $500 on beautyrest and posturepedic. get a sealy queen set for just $399. even
, kevin green, and tim brown. >>> 1:45 this morning on delta fair boulevard, police say a driver lost control and hit a tree before coming to a stop on the sidewalk. the pedestrian was found pinned beneath the car. police are looking into the cause of the crash. >>> an oakland woman may face criminal charges for prompting a false amber alert about a child that does not even exist. highway signs began flashing the alert yesterday morning. the woman told police that her boyfriend attacked her and kidnapped their 18-month-old daughter near their home on 96th avenue. well, the boyfriend later surrendered and told his side of the story. investigators then confirmed there was no child and may seek charges against the woman. so far, police are not releasing her name. >>> san jose's annual gang prevention program is under way right now. the idea is to have the city's gang task force work with community members toward the common goal of reducing gang violence. some of the issues addressed will be neighborhood safety, as well as crime prevention. >>> oakland police are objecting to a report by
of americans in iran. >> good morning. kevin costa hark inside and robert and a few other names we'll probably never know but his real name is tony mendez, a legend in the cia known as the master of disguise. >> what's your middle name? what's your middle name? shoot him. he's an american spy. >> it's a story that could have been left out of our history books. >> a better idea than this? >> this the best bad idea we have by far. >> that idea was "argo," conceived and implemented by top ranking cia agent tony mendez. he convinced iran that "argo" was a science fiction film and led americans to safety. >> this american hero did this mission to save six lives and did it with this most outrageous cover story. his ingenuity and inventiveness struck me. >> mendez served as cia's chief of disguise, an artist in charge of creating cover stories to rescue people from dangerous situations. and iran in 1980 was as dangerous as it comes. >> nervous? >> we call it the gut check. when it starts groaning, listen to it, check it out, about 90% and you go. >> this artist's canvas was the world stage of espiona
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